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2018 in review: Vable's top 7 blog posts

As the Vable team look forward to an exciting new year of current awareness and premium news aggregation developments, we take a brief look back over our most popular 2018 blog posts. It was an exciting year when information awareness went mainstream from the GDPR implementation, as well as the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Topics: Legaltech Current awareness Social media Fake news GDPR Agile working Networking BIALL

5 Ways to easier networking

Networking can be challenging for many information people but it is a skill you can acquire. Following on from the induction blog posting, it’s that time of year when you will be required to meet lots of new people - welcome lunches, evening events etc. So I thought I’d revisit some notes that I’ve found helpful in the past. As an added bonus there is a CILIP event coming up on exactly this issue.  

Topics: Business skills Event Networking

Summer Conference recap: Fresh library inspiration for the New Season

It’s that time of year again. The stores are filled with tempting stationery supplies, the weather is turning a little cooler, the kids are heading back to school with shiny new backpacks and we’re reflecting on what a wonderful summer it’s been. Summer 2017 saw a whole host of intriguing and innovative conferences, ready to fill you with plenty of fresh inspiration for the new season.

Topics: Event Training Networking Business skills BIALL AALL ILTA

How to join the (Library) Community on Twitter

I have two goals for this blog post, dear reader: to persuade librarians who are already tweeting to join a community using #iamalibrarian and to persuade librarians who are not on Twitter to at least read the tweets ofthis community.

Topics: Guest Post Social media Networking

5 New Year’s Resolutions for your Information Service

New Year, new you new library. What if you made 2017 the year that you transformed your information service?  

Topics: Current awareness Business strategy Training Technology Networking

Behind the scenes at PinHawk

Late October saw Vable head to Washington DC, as part of our USA Roadshow, for a very special collaboration with the Law Librarians Society of DC. Jeff Brandt, CIO at Jackson Kelly and editor of the renowned PinHawk Law Technology Daily Digest, and Jean O’Grady Senior Director of Information Research and Knowledge at DLA Piper and founder of popular blog “Dewey B Strategic”, joined us for an educational Lunch & Learn to explore how to balance content curation and automation.

Topics: Automation Networking Team Vable Legaltech

How to network like an Info Pro at Conference

In our recent rundown of the Top Summer Events for Law Librarians we posited that the most prominent advantage of attending in-person events is the opportunity to network, but this is not always an easy task for all. So often we end up spending most of our days behind a computer screen, meaning that it is far easier to connect with a new person online than it is in reality. When it comes to networking in a sea of strangers it is all too easy to be overcome with fear of looking like a fool or lack of confidence. Thankfully, there are a whole host of methods by which to combat this.

Topics: Event Networking

Socialize the Project

This was another point raised by Cindy Adams in a presentation she gave last week to the Atlanta Law Libraries Association.

Topics: Communications Business strategy Networking

Getting hired using social media

.. just in case you are on the losing end of a battle from the previous post.

Topics: Social media Training Networking